Lock Up

  • 18
  • John Flynn (1989)
  • US
  • 104 min
Lock Up
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Sylvester Stallone opts for some grittier material after the cartoon heroics of his Rambo and Rocky characters, but this proves to be almost as disastrous as his forays into comedy. He plays a nice criminal on the verge of being released, who is whisked away to a gothic prison hell presided over by Donald Sutherland. Stallone acts moody and indulges in a spot of mud wrestling, while Darlanne Fluegel, as his girlfriend, frets at home, and it's left to Sutherland to provide the only fun as the wildly over-the-top warden. John Flynn, the director of marvellous macho thrillers such as The Outfit and Best Seller, loses his way in a flood of testosterone and prison movie clich├ęs.

Plot Summary

Prison drama starring Sylvester Stallone and Donald Sutherland. Convict Frank Leone only bucked the prison system once. Now that single rebellious act is suddenly and severely punished when he finds himself at the mercy of sadistic old adversary Warden Drumgoole, who runs a cruelly corrupt jail - designed to break men like Leone.

Cast and crew

Cast

Frank Leone
Sylvester Stallone
Warden Drumgoole
Donald Sutherland
Meissner
John Amos
Dallas
Tom Sizemore
Eclipse
Frank McRae
Chink
Sonny Landham
First Base
Larry Romano
Melissa
Darlanne Fluegel
Braden
William Allen Young
Manly
Jordan Lund
Wiley
John Lilla
Ernie
Dean Duval

Crew

Director
John Flynn

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Guild Film Distribution Ltd
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 18
Categories
Drama

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